Speed lim­its re­viewed

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NEWS -

A RE­VIEW of the 80km/h zone on the New Eng­land High­way from Ap­plethorpe to Bal­lan­dean is un­der the mi­cro­scope, after mem­bers of the com­mu­nity com­plained the speed limit in be­tween towns was too fast.

Main Roads Min­is­ter Mark Bai­ley said he put the idea of a re­duced speed limit for­ward to his depart­ment after fam­i­lies and busi­nesses raised the is­sue.

“The re­view’s goal is to de­ter­mine and im­ple­ment a speed limit that bal­ances the road func­tion and en­vi­ron­ment, traf­fic vol­umes, crash his­tory and road­side haz­ards,” Mr Bai­ley said.

“This process will make sure speed lim­its are re­al­is­tic, con­sis­tent and that ul­ti­mately, peo­ple do com­ply with them,” he said.

A pe­ti­tion from Bal­lan­dean res­i­dents to re­duce speeds through their vil­lage, tabled by Mem­ber for South­ern Downs James Lis­ter, has also gone to Mr Bai­ley.

The re­view will be com­pleted by the end of June, with any changes to be im­ple­mented later in 2020.

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